In spite of everything the pre-match build-up, it’s finally time for some football!
Each sets of players emerge from the tunnel to a cacophony of noise from the fans in attendance on the Khalifa International Stadium.
Can England get the job done of their Group B opener today?
Here’s a final reminder of the 2 teams….
England: Pickford, Stones, Maguire, Trippier, Rice, Bellingham, Mount, Shaw, Saka, Kane, Sterling.
Iran: Beiranvand, Moharrami, Hajsafi, Mohammadi, Jahanbakhsh, Pouraliganji, Taremi, Cheshmi, Karimi,Hosseini, Nourollahi.